By Balqis Jazimah Zahari
GERIK: An 11-year-old girl reportedly suffered from shortness of breath after allegedly eating cookies suspected to be mixed with marijuana.
Perak Police Chief, Datuk Seri Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri said, the police received a report from a medical assistant at the Lawin Health Clinic at about 10.26pm yesterday regarding the incident of a girl experiencing shortness of breath, dizziness and nausea because she had eaten biscuits made by her father.
“The results of the initial investigation found that the victim had eaten biscuits suspected to be mixed with marijuana which caused her to experience symptoms of shortness of breath, dizziness and nausea.
“The victim’s father took her to Gerik Hospital and she was referred to Taiping Hospital for examination and further treatment,” he said in a statement here today.
Mohd Yusri said the child was receiving treatment and so far was reported to be in a stable condition.
He said that it was understood that the biscuits made by the suspect were for personal consumption and not for sale.
“We confiscated a stock of biscuits, however the marijuana biscuits are believed to have been thrown away by the suspect,” he said.
According to him, the initial urine test screening found the suspect, a man who also works as a rubber tapper and is 38 years old, positive for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
“The suspect is remanded from today until next June 3 for further investigation under Section 31(1)(a) of the Children Act 2001 and Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952,” he said.
He said the Perak Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) advises the public to be more careful and take precautions so that this incident does not happen again and not make any speculations about it.
“Therefore, the Perak PDRM calls on the public to continue to channel any information related to drug abuse activities so that the crackdown can be continuously improved to ensure that the state of Perak is free from this crime.